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    Tape Backup

The most economical way to store cold data

While cloud storage and SAN snapshots have their advantages in random and partial restores, tape data protection is faster, more efficient, and far more affordable. We at YKP Systems believe that data protection shouldn’t have a size limitation. That the cost per gigabyte should be low. That data should be stored in the most indestructible manner possible. This is why we maintain support for tape backup.

The Most Economical Way to Store Cold Data

Why Tape?

  • Continued improvement with 30%+ CAGR
  • Services any amount of media
  • Tape libraries can be more flexible in the drive / media ratio
  • New tape drives can store more data on older media

Supported Tape Backup Methodologies

So many of YKP Systems’s competitors no longer support tape or never have, yet YKP Systems has since its inception and continues to support this under-served market. So rather than make users choose between storage technologies, YKP Systems supports a wide range of devices to help businesses build a tiered backup strategy, tailored to their unique needs, including:

  • Tape libraries and autoloader support
  • Dynamic tape drive sharing
  • Backup-to-Disk, Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape, Virtual Tape Library

If you have large amounts of data to store and want a fast, efficient, affordable storage method, our backup experts are here to help.

Products that Include Tape Backup

Our team of backup experts compiled a list of the top questions related to active archive and data retention in the cloud.

Data Center

  • Centralized Management
  • Hardware & Vendor Agnostic
  • Restore Windows
  • Simple Backup Reporting
  • US-Based Tech Support
  • Minimum Cost of Operation

xSP

  • Local & Private Cloud
  • Central Monitoring
  • Multi-Tenancy Platform
  • End-to-End AES Encryption
  • Storage Server
  • Product Builder

Special title treatment

  • Multi-Cloud Mobility
  • Content-Aware Search
  • Cloud Active Data Pruning
  • Policy Driven Data Selection
  • No Vendor Lock
  • Highly Scalable

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FAQs for Tape Backup

Our team of backup experts compiled a list of the top questions related to active archive and data retention in the cloud.

Yes, with YKP Systems DataCenter you can replicate data to an alternate location. A function of our backup retention is to use an alternate target for cloning (replicating) already backed up data to different media. This can be another disk, NAS, tape device or a cloud provider such as Amazon S3.

Yes, all YKP Systems products support LTO8 single tape drives.

Yes, YKP Systems DataCenter supports Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL). This includes Amazon’s AWS Storage Gateway: Virtual tape backup to the cloud.

Yes, YKP Systems DataCenter supports Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL). This includes Amazon’s AWS Storage Gateway: Virtual tape backup to the cloud.

Yes, YKP Systems DataCenter can utilize a tape drive device or tape library device that is located on your LAN as a target destination storage device. However, to support this it does require the computer where the tape device is located to have a small agent software component installed on it, which installs as a Windows service. The agent component can be pushed remotely to that Windows Server that has the tape device installed on it, for that tape device to be utilized as a destination storage device for backups. Any computer in your environment which has the DataCenter client software installed on it can then target that tape drive device as a destination storage location for backups.

Yes, YKP Systems DataCenter can utilize a tape drive device or tape library device that is located on your LAN as a target destination storage device. However, to support this it does require the computer where the tape device is located to have a small agent software component installed on it, which installs as a Windows service. The agent component can be pushed remotely to that Windows Server that has the tape device installed on it, for that tape device to be utilized as a destination storage device for backups. Any computer in your environment which has the DataCenter client software installed on it can then target that tape drive device as a destination storage location for backups.

Yes, all YKP Systems products support spanning backups over multiple tapes

Yes, all YKP Systems products support spanning backups over multiple tapes

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Is Tape Backup Dead? We Put the Rumors to Rest.

Even in the times of private cloud services, SAN snapshots, SSD’s, and cheap public cloud storage, tape is widely relevant. Legacy data is still saved to tape within Fortune 100 companies and government agencies worldwide.

download whitepaper on tape backup myths and realities

Download Whitepaper on Tape Backup Myths and Realities

People have been proclaiming the death of magnetic tape for decades. There is a recurring tendency in some IT circles to declare backup to tape as obsolete or near death as ‘the cloud’ increasingly makes its way into the data centers of the world, as a backup destination. This whitepapers tackles some of the most popular myths about tape.

  • Top tape backup myths
  • Real-world examples that debunk the mythsF
  • Why tape backup is still viable
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USB, NAS, or Tape for Offsite Backup?

While there are pros and cons for all three, the immediate follow-up concern is offsite backup and what I would use. While both USB and NAS backup solutions can be used effectively to handle internal backups, offsite backups can become a hassle (or even a danger). Tape however is often a much more manual process than the USB or NAS configurations.

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Virtual Tape Library Support (VTL) with Amazon AWS Storage Gateway

Amazon’s Tape Gateway helps organizations make a smooth transition from tape to cloud backup, using YKP Systems DataCenter backup software. Organizations can now eliminate the operational burden of provisioning, scaling, and maintaining a physical tape infrastructure.

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